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Prior to founding The Giving Back Fund, which provides philanthropic management and consulting to professional athletes and entertainers, Marc was the Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the Founder of The Elie Wiesel Institute for Humanitarian Studies. He formulated the idea for an organization that would work with celebrities to use their fame for the common good, and in 1997 he established The Giving Back Fund.  He seeks to diversify the typical donor base to include people of color, women, and young people, groups often underrepresented in traditional philanthropy.  GBF has now helped guide the philanthropy of more than 200 celebrities and business entrepreneurs.  A graduate of the University of Chicago, he pursued his doctoral studies at Boston University under the direction of Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Marc Pollick
Los Angeles, California

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